M West Challenge

West Michigan's regional business plan competition.

Welcome to the 2016 MWest Challenge, a student venture competition designed to create cross collaboration between students that span across several universities from West Michigan. Through MWest, entrepreneurially minded students are able to develop and grow new ventures based on their own ideas. MWest involves eight West Michigan colleges and universities, representing 75,000 students from: Grand Valley State University, Kendall College of Art and Design, Davenport University, Aquinas College, Calvin College, Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids Community College, Kuyper College, and Hope College.

Poster Presentation Information:

Date:               Thursday, April 20, 2017
Time:               5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location:        Grand Valley State University
                        L. V. Eberhard Center (Building #1 on the map) 

                        301 Fulton Street West Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Parking: Free parking available at the Fulton Lot

http://www.gvsu.edu/homepage/files/pdf/maps/pew.pdf

Poster Presentation Guidelines:

  • Posters cannot be larger than 3 feet in height by 4 feet wide (36” x 48”)

  • Posters must be presented on heavy duty, 2ply display board

  • Posters must be placed on top of a table. Easels will not be provided

  • Poster must be set up by 4:45 pm on the day of the event and must be taken

    down at the end

Poster Presentation Tips:

  • Use white spaces to separate different poster sections and group related information by color or in the same box

  • A large font title should be placed at the very top of the poster

  • Use figures and pictures to tell your story

  • Minimize the amount of text and use a large enough font for viewers to read your

    poster from 6 feet away. Ideally you should use less than 800 words and avoid large

    blocks of text

  • Organize material in a logical progression

  • Practice your presentation as you work through your revisions to ensure that you have included all of the necessary information

  • See Colin Purrington's website on poster design (including templates): http://colinpurrington.com/tips/academic/posterdesign

  • Further Resources on Creating a Poster

Printing Tips

You can print the poster in individuals sections, and paste under the appropriate title.

Each team is responsible for printing their own poster. Please contact your individual school to see if they offer assistance and help with the printing process.

You should print a test page using the “Scale to fit” option to make sure your poster prints without any issues. If you are satisfied with this printing then proceed with your print.